Mobile Tech Minutes: Moblin Alpha on a Netbook


Earlier this week, we mentioned the new Moblin Alpha build for Netbooks. This is the mobile Linux platform that Intel is backing for Atom-based MIDs, but they’ve pushed the MID version back to 2010. Although the build is bare-bones, we’ll take a quick video look at where it’s at. I’m simply running the build off of a CD on my netbook; optionally, I could run it from a USB drive or actually install it.

While we could tour the whole operating system, I wanted to keep this a short look that’s focused on usability and effectiveness on a small screen. No, those aren’t the sexiest of features, but I think they’re worth the look if this OS will be designed specifically for netbooks.


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